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2nd Search for the Great BC Novel Contest

January 30th, 2012

Due to the great success of the 1st Search for the Great BC Novel Contest, Mother Tongue Publishing, of Salt Spring Island, is pleased to announce the 2nd Search For the Great BC Novel Contest!

Gurjinder Basran, of Delta B.C., won the 1st contest for her exceptional debut novel Everything Was Good-bye, and it went on to win the Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize for 2011. EWG was also Reader’s Choice for the ScotiaGiller Prize for 3 weeks in August. Mother Tongue Publishing has now sold Canadian rights to Penguin Canada and Everything Was Good-bye will be re-launched next month as a beautiful Penguin paperback and e-book! The award-winning short-list judges for the 1st contest were BC writers, Kathy Page, Karen X Tulchinsky and the final judge was Jack Hodgins. There were sixty-four submissions.

The judges for the 2nd contest are prize-winning BC novelists Caroline Adderson, Gurjinder Basran, and David Chariandy. The contest is open to all writers living in British Columbia and the deadline for submissions is November. 1st, 2012. Complete Guidelines are at www.mothertonguepublishing.com